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ERIC Number: ED011890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
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MICRO TEACHING--OBSERVED AND CRITIQUED BY A GROUP OF TRAINEES.
BELT, W. DWAYNE
MICROTEACHING AT BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY CONSISTS OF THE PRESENTATION OF A LESSON BY A STUDENT TEACHER TO A MICROCLASS OF THREE TO FIVE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. WHEN THESE STUDENTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, THE MICROCLASS IS COMPOSED OF HIS PEERS FROM THE COLLEGE CLASS. THE TRAINEE'S INSTRUCTOR, OTHER MEMBERS OF HIS COLLEGE CLASS, AND THE MICROCLASS MEMBERS EVALUATE HIS TEACHING PERFORMANCE, WHICH IS VIDEOTAPED AND REPLAYED IMMEDIATELY SO HE CAN SEE HIMSELF IN ACTION. THE INSTRUCTOR, WITH THE TRAINEE, DECIDES UPON ONE OR TWO AREAS OF MAJOR DIFFICULTY ON WHICH THE TRAINEE WILL CONCENTRATE IN HIS NEXT PRESENTATION, WHICH MAY BE MADE IMMEDIATELY OR UP TO A WEEK LATER, AND IS ALWAYS DONE WITH A DIFFERENT CLASS. THIS "RETEACH" IS ALSO VIDEOTAPED AND EVALUATED. THE SESSIONS, INVOLVING 490 STUDENT TEACHERS, HAVE ALSO BEEN USED IN INSERVICE TRAINING. TENTATIVE CONCLUSIONS ARE--(1) PROVISION FOR IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK AND SELF-OBSERVATION ARE UNIQUE, (2) MICROTEACHING INTRODUCES THE TRAINEE TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF CLASSROOM SITUATIONS, (3) VIDEOTAPES ENABLE THE TRAINEE TO SEE HIMSELF INTERACTING WITH STUDENTS, (4) COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS OF FELLOW STUDENTS ARE VALUABLE, AND (5) PERFORMANCE IS USUALLY IMPROVED FOLLOWING EVALUATION AND PLAYBACK. NINETY-SIX PERCENT OF THE TRAINEES FELT THEY BENEFITED FROM MICROTEACHING. RESEARCH ON MICROTEACHING AS A POSSIBLE SUBSTITUTE FOR PART OF STUDENT TEACHING IS SUGGESTED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING (NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 1967). (AF)
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Identifiers: New York (New York); Utah (Provo)